Photographer's Note

This photo is taken from a bus, that is why you might see some curious reflections in the upper right corner.

It is taken from the new Svinesund Bridge on the border between Sweden and Norway.

What you see here is the old Svinesund bridge, built between 1939 and 1942. It wasn´t in use until 1946 and then it replaced a ferry across the border.

The new Svinesund bridge was inaugurated June 10, 2005. The plan was to perform the opening ceremony on June 7, to celebrate the 100 year resolution of the union between Norway and Sweden, but the kings of each country were not available until the 10th...

The old bridge is 420 metres long and has a height of 58 metres. The new bridge has a total length of 704 metres and a height of 55 metres.

This is a view looking east, hence it is Sweden on the right side and Norway on the left side. In the WS you can see a photo I took some hours ago, while going back to Gothenburg. This is looking west, with Norway on the right side and Sweden on the left.

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